The End Of Everything – A Flash Fiction

He scared me, with such a profoundness that I knew I would never be the same. Not that he was threatening, this fragile, old man with the broad rimmed hat, but his eyes, gazing at me with the intensitivy of a powerful personality, borred into my soul, and left a mark. His words, as broken as his body, where humblingly simple, yet held within them the moment I had been waiting for, dreading and hoping to never hear anyone say to me.
“It has begun!”

Copyright Claudia H. Blanton 2015

The Door – A Flash Fiction

The Door - A Flash Fiction

She knocked on the door with such force that her knuckles hurt, but she continued anyway.
There was no barrier to thick to stop her from going through to the other side, another life, a new beginning. How could she continue to live without regret, if she would not take the chance, even if the potential of devastation was great.
The door opened with the same fierceness that she displayed in knocking on it, his hand on the knob, wearing an expression of confusion and anger on his face.
Reaching for his tangled morning hair, she took a deep breath and uttered: “I love you.”

Claudia H. Blanton 2014

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Breaking Free – A Five Sentence Flash Fiction

Prison – A Haiku

the prison without
bars tightens around my soul
self-imposed pain

Breaking Free - A Five Sentence Flash Fiction

Breaking Free

Choices had to be made today, no longer could she put them to the side, hide behind what had happened in her past.

It was time to make a move, a large one, something that would get her unstuck, and away from this self-imposed prison.

But making a choice could come with the price of falling, of making a mistake, without the safety-net – the comfort of her usual, but well-known painful existence.

A soft noise broke through the desolate silence of the tiny bedroom.

 

She turned her head toward the crib, her heart beating faster, with a mixture of fear and love, and knew, that somewhere inside of her, she had no choice but to find the courage – for that little girl.

Copyright Claudia H. Blanton 2014